EVENT: The Mourning Family Foundation retire the summer groove in exchange for the First Annual Zo’s Winter Groove



After a successful run with Zo’s Summer Groove, the Mournings have switched it up a little bit and have now converted the annual event to the winter. So now, they present to you the first annual Zo’s Winter Groove. Three days of family fun, health & wellness, laughter and celebrity golf. Check out all the event breakdowns and ticket links below…

WHAT: Former Miami Heat superstar and 2014 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Alonzo Mourning and the Mourning Family Foundation (MFF) present the first annual Zo’s Winter Groove (ZWG) – the sister event to Zo’s Summer Groove of years past. The three-day “Groove” will feature a Family Health & Wellness Day, Comedy Show, and Golf Tournament, hosted by Alonzo and Tracy Mourning, Dec. 27th – 29th, 2014.


EVENT #01 – ZO’S FAMILY HEALTH & WELLNESS GROOVE sponsored by Carnival Cruise Line Foundation, Miami Heat Charitable Fund, Foot Locker, Foot Action, City of Miramar, Metro Signs, Memorial Miramar Hospital, Comcast and I Heart Radio
In recognition of Alonzo’s recent appointment to President Obama’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, Zo’s Family Health & Wellness Groove invites families to converge on Miramar Regional Park for events such as a Foot Locker 5k run/walk, health screenings, fun zones, mini sports clinics (football and basketball) and fitness classes. The event is FREE, open to the public and will be full of activities built around supportive programming for families, including healthy living, arts, crafts, and an array of activities for kids of all ages.

Date: Saturday, December 27, 2014
Location: Miramar Regional Park – 16801 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, FL 33027
Times: 5K Run/Walk – Registration begins at 6:30 AM
5K Run/Walk – 8:00 AM
Family Day Activities – 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sports Clinics – 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Cost: 5K Run/Walk – Pre-registration fee is $25 per person
5K Run/Walk – Event day registration fee is $35 per person
Pre-registration information is available at www.zoswintergroove.com


EVENT #02 – ZO’S COMEDY GROOVE sponsored by the J.W. Marriott Marquis Miami, Diageo, Foot Action, Destiny Moscato, Comcast and I Heart Radio
This exclusive comedy show is “Zo’s” invitation to join him in raising funds to continue the benevolence and charitable work of the Mourning Family Foundation. The Comedy Groove is not only the Hall of Famer’s chance to fundraise, but also an opportunity for him to honor and extend an earnest thank you to his VIP guests – previous and continuous supporters of the Foundation’s mission and goals.

Date: Sunday, December 28, 2014
Performers: Host – Rodney Grant
John “Honest John” Basinger
Karlous Miller
Robert Powell
Ashima Franklin
Location: JW Marriott Marquis Miami – 255 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131 – (305) 421-8600
Time: VIP Reception – 6 – 8PM Tickets – $175 food and open bar (Limited number of tickets)
Cost: Comedy Show – 8 – 10PM Tickets – $75 cash bar
Tickets may be purchased at www.zoswintergroove.com


EVENT #03 – ZO’S HALL OF FAME GOLF GROOVE sponsored by Turnberry Isle Resort, Under Armour, Bank of America, Diageo, Metro Signs, Driven Golf, Aventura Limousines, Comcast and I Heart Radio
Hosted at Turnberry Isle Resort & Golf Course, one of Miami’s premier golf courses, the tournament will feature over 80 golfers, Groove Golf Ambassadors, “Hall of Famers” and tastemakers from sports, music, television, motion pictures and business, including Julius Erving (NBA Hall of Fame), Cornelius Bennett (NFL Pro Bowler) and Bruce Smith (NFL Pro Bowler). All will come together on the links to raise monies that directly impact the lives of young children and families in the greater Miami area.

Date: Monday, December 29, 2014
Location: Turnberry Isle Resort – 19999 West Country Club Drive Aventura, FL 33180 – Time: Registration – 7:30 AM
Tee time – 9:00 AM
Cost: $6,000 per foursome,
Sponsorship opportunities available starting at $10,000

Featuring: Julius Erving, NBA Hall of Fame Cornelius Bennett, NFL Pro Bowler Bruce Smith, NFL Pro Bowler and others


HISTORY: For fifteen summers, The Mourning Family Foundation (formerly Alonzo Mourning Charities) produced Zo’s Summer Groove, a one-week fundraising event that raised more than $10 million dollars during its tenure. The crown jewel of these fundraising efforts, the Overtown Youth Center (OYC), serves over 700 students ranging from ages 8 to 25 that reside in South Florida and attend school in and around the Overtown community. Also in the MFF fold is Tracy Mourning’s Honey Shine Mentoring Foundation for Girls, which encourages the balance of mind, body and soul in girls and women by providing nurturing experiences that enlighten their paths and empower their future.


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